Today's News

  • Readiness group meeting

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Family Readiness Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tell City National Guard Armory for an organizational meeting.

    The meeting is for anyone to share thoughts and ideas on how to continue the group. The public is invited and do not have to be family members of soldiers. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information call Linda Ackerman, Family Readiness support assistant, at (317) 519-7774.

  • Stuff the Bus begins this week at Wal-Mart

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and organizations will again join together to solicit donations of school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations.

    This program helped children who may not otherwise have been able to have what they needed to start the school year.

    The United Way of Perry County is partnering with Wal-Mart, several area volunteer organizations and area schools Thursday through Saturday.

  • Five beautification efforts in Tell City honored by council

    Program recognizes residents' community pride

    TELL CITY - Five locations in Tell City are the first to be honored with Partners in Pride Awards for community beautification.

    Traveling red and white signs will be posted at each location with new winners announced each month by the Tell City Common Council.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and the city council announced last month that each council member will nominate honorees each month to promote citywide beautification.

  • Weekend events will launch city's sesquicentennial

    Kangaroo Court fugitive search begins today

    TELL CITY - Tell City's 50th Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial celebration is less than three weeks away and the list of events planned for the Aug. 2-9 celebration continues to grow. The number of entries for the opening-day parade have surpassed 120 and Kids' Day events will offer activities in City Hall Park and along Seventh Street.

    New pre-celebration activities are also kicking off across the city, including a new fugitive search that begins today.

    Sesquicentennial Parade

  • Property tax deadline set for Aug. 22

    Bills will be mailed around the end of July

    PERRY COUNTY - When property taxes go out at the end of this month, property owners will receive an additional form with their regular tax bills. The TS-1 form, or comparison form, will show owners what they paid last year compared to this year.

    Perry County Auditor Connie Berger pointed out that the comparison form is not a bill and the area marked "2008 Amount Due" is for the entire year, not each installment.

  • UPDATE, 1:51 p.m. Tuesday - Jurors deadlocked in penalty phase of trial; Goffinet to decide whether Kiplinger serves life sentence

    ENGLISH - Judge Lucy Goffinet will decide next month whether Kyle Kiplinger serves the rest of his life in prison or a fixed sentence of up to 65 years in prison for causing the death of Bobbi Jo Braunecker. Jurors who convicted Kiplinger Monday of murdering Bobbi Jo Braunecker in August 2006 deadlocked Tuesday on whether to recommend a life sentence for Kiplinger, who was convicted Monday of murder by a jury in Crawford County.

  • Fair Days

    Massey Drake and her miniature pinscher Cookey wait for their turn to enter the ring in Sunday's Perry County 4-H Fair Dog Show. County 4-H'ers also checked in their projects during the afternoon as this year's fair swung into action. Kayla Miller and Jonathon Flamion were crowned queen and king of this year's fair Monday evening and official opening ceremonies were noon Wednesday. This year fair continues today with livestock judging, with motocross races Friday and Saturday events include pig wrestling, baby contest and demolition Derby.

  • Third round of sesquicentennial historical treasure hunt begins

    TELL CITY - Violet Patterson of Tell City was the lucky winner in last week's second round of a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee.

    Answers to clues published in last Thursday's News were Rubens Street and Mayor Theodore Kiefer. Kiefer's third term made him the city's 11th mayor. Thus the wooden token was located at Rubens and 11th streets, taped to a tree at the location of the former Gnau Dairy. The city maintains a garage there.

  • Skillman to speak at GOP picnic

    SPENCER COUNTY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest of honor at the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic July 24 at Mulzer's Camp west of Troy.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the meal at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for students with children 6 and younger free. The public is invited.

    For more information call Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at (812) 457-3158.

  • Baumeister honored for years of service

    TELL CITY - A police officer who worked 20 years before being sidelined by health issues was honored Monday for his service to Tell City.

    Charlie Baumeister began work as a patrolman in 1986 and was the community's Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer for many years. He left active duty in 2006 and recently indicated to the city that he did not plan to return as a patrolman.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing said Baumeister was a valued police-department and community partner who cared for the city and its residents.